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. where some radiation fallout from japan is showing up in the u.s. >>> liz taylor's legacy. more than great movies. now we're finding out new details about the loves of her life. >>> and what would you do with a couple million dollars? the lucky seven jackpot winners returning to acting. well, animated acting, anyway. the former california governor will star in a new cartoon called goin"the governator." he will provide the voice. if the show is popular, it could branch out to comics and films. >>> and how about this? betty white is coming back to nbc, and she's getting her own hidden camera show. the working title right now, "betty white's off their rockers" about a group of senior citizens who make it their mission to prank younger people. white will be the host and executive producer. by the way, she is no stranger to nbc. this is where she starred on "golden girls" for seven seasons. no word on when her new show will debut. but i bet it will be a riot. >> i love the idea. can't wait to see it. >> absolutely. >>> if you've been following the charlie sheen saga, you probably know he'
in both these cases. >>> in japan, crews are still working to cool reactors at the troubled fukushima plant. radiation continues to leak from the plant. today levels of radiation were found in nearby sea water. though officials say it poses no threat. thousands of people are still homeless. hundreds have camped out in a sports arena near tokyo. many lost their homes in the quake. others are radiation refugees. some food from northern japan is now banned, because of radiation concerns. and rescue efforts are slowly switching to recovery mode. >>> the tsunami in japan crippled a bank's security system and a safe was left wide open. someone walked in and walked out with half a million dollars. police say just about everything was destroyed in the city of kasanuma. >>> waking up to the rumbles of a massive rock slide. this was shot yesterday and shows the rocks and mud sliding down the hillside. it left a deep pile of debris covering the only roadway in and out of the neighborhood, trapping dozens of families. crews are working now to remove the rubble and hope to have the road reopened s
out, he had to be hospitalized. >>> and japan's emperor reached out to some of the thousands of displaced residents today. they visited a temporary shelter near tokyo, spending about an hour there. they were the empress's first face-to-face meetings with evacuees since the quake and tsunami hit on march 11th. meanwhile, u.s. ships off the coast of japan continued to play a vital role in the relief effort. today sailors and marines packed up toys and other supplies for the disaster victim. one of about a dozen u.s. ships in the region right now. >>> more problems at a frederick county high school today. a student was sent home this morning from the high school for getting into a fight. this comes a day after a student was arrested for allegedly taking a loaded gun to school. school officials stay incidents are related. >> reporter: a fight on monday over some kind of a boy-girl dispute resulted in a 15-year-old student bringing a fully loaded .22 caliper handgun. the state attorney said the case may prove more complicated than that. >> this isn't a situation where someone just
in japan. there was another scare at one of the earthquake damaged nuclear power plants in fukushima. the temperature in reactor one rose to an alarming level today, but the crews doused it with water and it was brought down. if the reactors can't be stabilized, more radiation will leak out. the latest land survey determined the tsunami swept almost 25 miles inland and destroyed towns and cities. more than 11,000 deaths have been reported. the final number is expected to top 18,000. >>> on capitol hill, a senate committee was briefed today on the nuclear disaster in japan. traces of radioactive contamination is being picked up at monitoring stations across the country. but a top nuclear expert told lawmakers there's no reason to panic. >> the u.s. government has an extensive network of radiation monitors across the country. we feel confident based on the current data from monitoring at nuclear power plants and through the environmental protection agency system, that there is no reason for concern in the u.s. regarding radioactive releases from japan. >> the department of energy also
. two workers at that crippled nuclear power plant in japan were taken to the hospital today after being exposed to high levels of radiation. the workers apparently stepped into some radioactive water. that water seeped over the top of their boots, and on to their skin. the workers were part of the team, trying to restore the electrical system at reactor three. they were laying cables in the basement when the accident occurred. several reactors were damaged, you'll recall, after the equity quake and tsunami hit the region nearly two weeks ago now. >>> well, enjoy the cherry blossoms while you can, because it appears they won't be around as long as we thought. the national park service is predicting peak booming from march 29th through april 1st. they first thought the peak bloom period would last through april 3rd. tonight there will be a fund-raiser for the victims in japan. it starts at 6:30. the fund-raiser is sponsored by organizers of the cherry blossom festival. all money raised will go to the red cross for relief efforts in japan. >> of course, those are last year's pictures. they
in japan, there are new worries today about growing contamination at that earthquake-damaged nuclear complex. alarmingly high levels of radiation have turned up there, not only in the water that has flooded the plant, but also in the soil and sea water just off the japanese coast. the contamination is believed to be the result of a partial meltdown at the plant's core, following the earthquake and tsunami march 11th. aftershocks shook the region again this morning. this time, measuring 6.5 on the richter scale. >>> and in tokyo, the cherry blossom season kicked off today with meteorologists giving the official go ahead to spring. these are cherry trees at tokyo's yasukuni shrine. each year, the flowering of the trees is used by the meteorology observatory to hail the beginning of the flower season. this year's cherry tree blossoming started six days later than last year. it will take another week before the flowers are in full bloom, offering a dazzling spectacle that has been a worldwide vision. >>> about a tablespoon of snow fell on the cherry blossoms over the weekend at the tidal
. >>> japan's prime minister is now calling the situation at one nuclear plant there, quote, very grave and serious. plant officials are dealing with a possible breach at the fukushima reactor. it's a situation that could mean the release of more radioactive material in the environment. questions about a possible breach came to light when three workers were exposed to excess radiation yesterday. right now, the japanese government is trying to determine the exact location of the breach. how much radiation is being released, and what the next step should be to stabilize the plant. in the meantime, people living within 18 miles of that reactor are being told to evacuate. the four residents were told to simply indoors. an earthquake and tsunami hit the region exactly two weeks ago today. >>> nato has agreed to take control of enforcing the no-fly zone over libya. this as rebel forces still haven't been able to capitalize on the air strikes. jim maceda has the latest from tripoli. >> reporter: we're getting more details now out of brussels on just how this nato-led no-fly sdploenl is going t
fellowship in japan, an opportunity of a lifetime to do research for a book. although her kids visited her, their time apart made her realize she didn't want to be a full-time mom anymore. >> i realized that i had lost myself a little bit, and i wanted to give myself more priority. >> reporter: when she returned home, she ended her 20-year marriage, leaving behind her two young sons, just 5 and 3, and admitting she never even wanted children. >> i didn't want to be a mother. and that was because i had this idea that motherhood was this really all-encompassing thing and i was afraid of being swallowed up by that. >> reporter: she poured her story on paper, detailing the collapse of her family, and the criticism she faced for leaving. >> there were friends that i had who wouldn't talk to me anymore. i left my children. it was unacceptable. absolutely -- you know, it didn't matter what the reality was. and it was a really -- it was a really sad time. >> reporter: her situation is rare. less than 4% of children live with their father only. still, experts say many mothers do feel overwhelmed, a
harsh retaliation. there are new concerns about the safety of food and water in japan. officials say the tap water in tokyo is showing elevated levels of radiation. parents are being told to stop giving tap water to their babies. there has been a run on bottled water as a result of that. the radiation has been detected in some vegetables and raw milk. it now is estimated at least 9,500 people were killed when the earthquake and tsunami hit that region nearly two weeks ago. another 16,000 people are missing. >>> donald trump plans to led to iowa before he decides whether to seek the republican presidential nomination. republican officials say trump will address the party's lincoln day dinner in iowa on june 10th. the billionaire new yorker already said he plans to visit new hampshire in june. then he'll make his big decision. >>> we're going to head to the highways and find out how the rush hour is going. >> how about it? >> my goodness. what a nasty afternoon out there. we had an early major know. that was between 50 and 66th on the inner loop of the beltway. the delays were kick int
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